Barbie and Baxter wonder why no one believes women...

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That's the real shame--we're so far from our own ideal that we've forgotten all about that ideal. Rape should be an unthinkable crime, but for men who commit it and other crimes approaching it, we are too quick to shy away from the horror of it.  We need to be brave enough to believe the woman who claims she is a victim of it. It's like how everyone wants to call Hitler a horrible monster when really he wasn't a monster at all but just a really horrible human being. That's a much more depressing thing to face. We want to deny it because the truth really is really pretty horrible.

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Baxter the Cat is Excited About #SexualPredators (fixed)

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Who could be next?

FYI, this is a fixed version of the old post where I put the previous week's date on this week's comic. See why I ask for some financial help? Even the simple stuff takes done wrong because "real" life steals my focus.

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After #LasVegas, Barbie has a solution for #America & #guns.

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Nothing else to say after that except for this:

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How #Trump could actually #HELP #PuertoRico!

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I really need Trump to stop providing so much material. It’s worse than him just making it so easy to mock him. It’s like “where do I start” and “Shit... do I really want to make fun of this?”

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Barbie knows what's up with the @GOP & @TheDemocrats

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Hey, this is BALLPOINT ADVENTURES! You didn't expect Barbie to say something productive, didja?

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Barbie knows reality can be an ax to ignorance

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The one flaw in this joke is that stupid people don't care that Irma is solid evidence that Global Warming isn't a hoax.

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Barbie knows when a response is utterly inappropriate.

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I can't be the only person who feels like that response was ridiculous...

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Barbie is trapped in a storm of stupid!

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Probably goes without saying that this strip was inspired by true events.

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Barbie knows, with #hate, size matters...

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This strip is based on a true story--metaphorically speaking...

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Barbie & Baxter know what we're all doing wrong

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I am seriously wondering why we follow all this stuff when in the big picture, the Mooch will be a tiny footnote.

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Barbie realizes that fate is too on-the-nose sometimes... #profanity

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This isn't a dig at all Italians--but you have to admit, that name is pretty stereotypical and so is his behavior.  Within days of his new position he was quoted in the press using profanity.  It's like he's an extra from GOODFELLAS or something.

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Barbie thinks #Trump is doing just fiiine...

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Forget impeachment--can we ARREST Trump now??? I mean, he's basically admitting there are things he's done that are pardon-worthy.

From 2006: Billy likes challenging religions. Today, it's Islam!

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I mean, it's a drawing. Is your god so weak that he is threatened by a cartoon?  You really should question a supreme being who can't take a joke.  Pretty sure that Mo' would be cool with some good-natured joshin'. ;)

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From 2006: Billy has the most reasonable reaction...

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I wish I knew how often I'd have the same urge as Billy in the coming years.

BTW, this is the final punchline I came up with for George W.'s State of the Union address.  That's ten in all. Things were so much easier back then.  These days, it's like how the hell am I supposed to make fun of people who are already absolute jokes?

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From 2006: #GeorgeW wasn't very good at hiding much...

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That's the funny thing about these politicians--they seem to think we're not paying attention.  They think that just because most folks don't want to accept the reality of two wars for nothing that NO one will notice and that history, itself, won't notice.

History will notice.  Just like so many of us who could see the metaphorical blood on Bush's hands back in 2006.  I still see it on other leaders since George W.  It's sad how we want to hide reality from ourselves.

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Barbie is NOT pleased with #Trump's hypocrisy...why aren't you?

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Seriously.  How is the press not hounding him on this?  He has the gall to go "OH WOE AS ME!" and no one has the reciprocal gall to say to Trump: "ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?  HOW IS THIS ANY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU DID TO OBAMA?!?"

And how often did Obama complain?  Not nearly as much as Trump has.  Not even close.

Trump is one of those things on ladies that he thinks are OK to grab.  If you support this guy, you are living with some serious contradictions.  This isn't about how you should like Hillary or anyone else--how can you support this utter hypocrite whiner?

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From 2006: Billy wonders why #GeorgeW hates the left.

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Almost done with my series of comics from the 2006 State of the Union address from George W. Bush--just a couple more to go.  But there is a lesson here--if you think Trump is bad, just remember that, while Bush wasn't as bad as Trump, he was pretty close AND he was waging two wars and killing tens of thousands of people through his actions.  Hopefully we can prevent Trump from doing the same.  Let's just hope that another 911 doesn't happen.

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You know #DonaldTrump won't stop.

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And no one seems to want to call him on his lies to his face.  When he was in reality TV, it was part of what made him "entertaining."  But now his lies are going to have effects on lives and probably end more than a few.  Somebody needs to get in his face and call him a liar.  If the Republicans aren't going to impeach this guy, we need to get him to start doing his damn job and stop lying about, well, EVERYTHING.  Good leaders don't need to lie about everything he's been lying about and good reporters don't let politicians get away with lies.

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Barbie realizes #Trump's #kryptonite!

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I can't believe so many people have no concept of what cowardice is. Just this morning, Trump kicked a reporter out of the Oval Office for asking about his claims of Obama wiretapping him.  The guy can't take responsibility for anything.  We are in big trouble if the GOP doesn't find some spine and impeach this guy.  I hate Pence, but I'm pretty sure he's not a coward.  At least, not like Trump is.

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From 2006: Billy and Barbie wonder: why the lies?

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Seriously: why do leaders pretend they aren't in it for themselves?  They could stop lying and life would be simple for all of us.

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Barbie Ballpoint Vs. Protester of Protesting!

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Seriously, kids--remove a person's ability to be heard and there are only two directions for them to go in: submit or get violent.

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From 2006: Barbie's expectations are much too high.

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Can't remember the last time I actually felt good (and I mean really good) about my country.  I think it was in college before I gave up on the military.  I didn't pass my physical.  And over the following years, I became really glad I did. Wow, was that a close call...

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Barbie gets sick of all these men telling her what to do with her body!

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Getting back to the more violent roots of Ballpoint Adventures with this one!  Why?  Because the shoe fits! Go after the rights of ALL WOMEN when pretty much anyone can buy a gun and kill someone suggests that you believe there is something inherently violent about a woman.  Statistically, it's much safer to assume that about us men.  I mean, how many wars have been fought by women?  Pretty sure it's none.

Weird how men are the ones trying to limit women's right to "kill" but think war is just fine and dandy.

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From 2006: George W. was "funny".

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Yeah, this is 4 of MANY of my comic strips on George W. Bush's 2006 State of the Union address. They do get more "funny" so please stay tuned.

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Well, we all knew it was coming but still Barbie is sad...

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Honestly, I drew this back in February but left the number blank until this week.  Let's hope I don't have to reset the number for a long while.

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From 2006: Waiting for the future is always hard...

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The good new is that in 2008 Billy and Barbie would have much less to complain about (but not nothing).  This is the 3rd of MANY strips I wrote for George W. Bush's 2006 State of the Union address.  PLENTY more to come.

When it comes to right-wingnuts, Barbie can't even...

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This is based on an actual conversation I over heard in midtown Manhattan, just a few days ago.

I've actually seen this kind of thing happen on "both" "sides" of this argument.  That said, the Republicans are in control, it's up to them to compromise if they really want everyone else on their side.  That's just basic negotiating tactics.  (They also have more to compromise on and the lefties have less to lose because so much has already been taken from them.)

From 2006: Liars on TV (it's not new)

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It's truly sad how eternal lying politicians are (and how badly it's gotten lately--I mean, I thought we had it bad in 2006!)

Barbie knows what @realDonaldTrump has become...do you?

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How many FAILS are we going to give this guy before we start calling a spade a spade? I say none from here.  Everyone started calling George W. Bush a lame duck president within 9 months of taking office. I'd say it's definitely time for Donald "The Failure" Trump to assume the mantle of Sir Duck of Lame.

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From 2006: The State of the Union hasn't changed!

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Seems like Trump wasn't the first white guy to con Christians.  :/

This is the first of a series of strips I wrote in reaction to George W. Bush's 2006 State of the Union Address.  There was so much to say, half way through his second term.  Still don't know how America elected him the second time.  Hopefully, we'll be smarter with Trump and not give him a second term (or even a full first term!).

Barbie knows just how to deal with #GlobalWarming

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Yeah, it's getting pretty desperate-seeming here in thepete cave.  Putting my main character on a flaming Earth should tell you how I feel things are going right now.

Good luck to us all.

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From 2006: Sometimes Billy really hates TV

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C'mon--you know you've thought about putting a hand-ax through your TV before!  ADMIT IT! (In the Trump era, we all do on a regular basis!)

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Barbie calls out @SteveKingIA for his #WhiteSupremacist words

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Sorry, no actual joke this week. I just couldn't find anything funny about Congressman Steve King's words.

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From 2006: Billy discovers something about humanity (yuck!)

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This is definitely semi-autobiographical. ;)


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Barbie knows this doesn't have to continue...

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That's the tragedy of all of this. If POTUS wanted to stop being a jackass he could.  Every day he chooses to be obnoxious, paranoid, cowardly, and unAmerican.

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From 2006: Barbie Ballpoint wants you to talk to the hand!

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Not sure what I was going for with this one, to be honest.  As much funnier people than I have said: they can't all be gems, folks!!

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Barbie uncovers a dark (tiny) truth about @realDonaldTrump & America...

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This is a nice throwback to some of the more randy BALLPOINT ADVENTURES comics.

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From 2006: Billy calls out #GeorgeW's fear mongering.

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Eleven years ago, I thought George W. was a huge fear monger.  Donald Trump has him beat for most cowardly liar.


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Barbie has TOTALLY figured out #DonaldTrump!

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Seriously--tell me how this doesn't explain everything about Donald Trump...


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